Looking for help resolving issue of some of my WordPress posts not appearing as indexed in Google search results

Hello. If you need more details about this to be able to help me, please let me know.

My WordPress website is here: https://jordanliles.com. I moved the website to being WordPress hosted from Squarespace last month and kept the same URLs for old posts. The old posts were always indexed by Google prior to moving from Squarespace. I manually moved over about 70 old posts. Copy+pasting text, rebuilding links, reuploading images, etc.

Several of my old posts are now not showing up in Google search results, even if I tinker with Google Search Console to “request indexing” and such. **For example, search Google for “An Unsolved Murder Mystery in Boston from 1885” with quotes around it: https://www.google.com/search?q=%22An+Unsolved+Murder+Mystery+in+Boston+from+1885%22.**

I posted the 5-part blog series in 2021. You will likely find one of my five posts for this topic, probably “part 5.” But parts 1 through 4 aren’t showing up at all on Google. Here are 1 through 4:

[https://jordanliles.com/blog/2021/3/27/unsolved-mystery-boston-1885/](https://jordanliles.com/blog/2021/3/27/unsolved-mystery-boston-1885/)

[https://jordanliles.com/blog/2021/3/28/unsolved-mystery-boston-1885-2/](https://jordanliles.com/blog/2021/3/28/unsolved-mystery-boston-1885-2/)

[https://jordanliles.com/blog/2021/3/31/unsolved-mystery-boston-1885-3/](https://jordanliles.com/blog/2021/3/31/unsolved-mystery-boston-1885-3/)

[https://jordanliles.com/blog/2021/4/1/unsolved-mystery-boston-1885-4/](https://jordanliles.com/blog/2021/4/1/unsolved-mystery-boston-1885-4/)

These missing posts are simply a few examples of some of my posts not showing up in Google search results. I realize this might be a crawl issue and I need to wait more… but I figured after 2-3 weeks that that would be enough time.

I am trying to figure out if I have a plugin issue or if I am doing something wrong. I am currently using All in One SEO as a plugin, plus several others for other reasons.

I checked WordPress -> Settings -> Reading and made sure I didn’t tick the “discourage search engines from indexing this website” button. It’s always been unticked.

Additional info: I have hosting through NixiHost thanks to r/webhosting sidebar recommendation, in case that has anything to do with anything.

3 Comments
  1. What is showing in Google Search Console when you Inspect one of the other chapter URLs?

  2. You have to understand, Google is not obliged to index all your pages.
    it is up to them, to index page, if a page is not up to quality, they will not index it, or if a page is written using AI where a thousand other pages are doing the same with almost the same language, then they will not index it.
    You cannot force them. Also this issue is not related to WordPress.

  3. I see parts 1 and 3 indexed. Should be an easy enough fix if you check search console. And all posts show in your xml file, so there’s likely something preventing them from indexing. Check search console.

 

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